Retinal migraine (ocular migraine) isan eye condition thatcauses brief attacks ofblindness or visual problems like flashing lights in one eye.

These episodes can be frightening, but in most cases they're harmless and shortlived, and eyesight goes back to normal afterwards.

Some people get retinal migraineevery few months, although the frequency can vary.

Retinal migraineis a separate condition and shouldn't be confused with headache-type Migraine or migraine with aura, which usually affects the visionof both eyes.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 2 Aug 2016